Bainbridge to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Published 4:42 pm Friday, July 14, 2017
Bainbridge and Decatur County will join in a world-wide event Walk to End Alzheimer’s, on Saturday, October 21, to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The walk will begin with registration at 8 a.m. on the square, followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
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Bainbridge residents are asked to form teams to walk the two-mile walk. They will also learn more about the disease, advocacy opportunities and support programs and services available from the Association. The public is encouraged to register and sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual by visiting georgiawalk.org.
To gain more local information, residents interested in participating may contact one of the three committee members planning the Bainbridge event. They are Thea Burke, 229-220-6104, Kathy Varner, 229-220-7169 or Emily Yent, 229-246-6400.
Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. According to information provided by the Alzheimer’s Association area office in Tifton, more than 140,000 people in Georgia are living with the disease and being cared for by 519,000 caregivers. In the United States it is reported there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and it is the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989 the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. Now the association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.